Thursday: Face offs a key Factor in CA and Thomas Wins

- Face offs were a key part of a number of games tonight with Thomas players combining for 12/18, Canandaigua's Marshall Johnson winning 20/20 in their 15-5 win over Penn Yan, Max Brauer winning 15/22 face offs for Brighton in their 19-2 win over the Lightning. Although Irondequoit was the winner against the Panthers, Pittsford won 15/18 in their game.

Fairport, Livonia, Hilton, Geneva, Brockport and Midlakes all won in Thursday games.


Fairport 17 - Churchville-Chili 5

special  --  Fairport continued their streak taking their fourth consecutive game to running time as they defeated Churchville-Chili 17-5. The Red Raiders dominated in nearly every aspect of the game.

fairport-c-cFairport scored 12 of their 17 goals during unsettled situations with six goals on fast-break, three goals after breaking a Saints clear and three goals during extra man offense. Fairport also played strong at the face-off. Mike Lehmann finished 11/22 (however of the 11 that he lost, five were on technical losses). Keith Preston finished 8/15 for Churchville-Chili.

Kris Sterzin played the first three quarters for the Red Raiders and only faced five shots on cage (saving two). Kyle Hall finished the game with 1 save and 2 goals against. Adam Difulvio, the Churchville-Chili goalie, finished the day with 12 saves and 17 goals against. However, this number doesn't’t demonstrate some of the strong saves that Difulvio had. Difulvio stopped a number of shots that came from on top of the crease.

Fairport won the first three quarters 5-2, 6-0 and 4-1; in the fourth quarter the Red Raiders tied the Saints 2-2. Brendan Saylor once again led the Red Raiders with 4g-4a. Martin Manilla (4g-2a) and Aaron Jones (3g-2a) also were big scoring threats for Fairport. Manilla, Jones or Saylor were involved (either scoring or assisting) in all but five Fairport goals.

Lehmann scored an unassisted goal with 10:23 remaining in the second quarter from a face-off fast-break to increase fairport-ccthe Red Raider lead to 7-2. In the third quarter Chris Reed stripped the ball in the defensive end of the field and cleared the ball quickly up field for Fairport leading to a Manilla from Saylor fast-break goal. Long stick James Cunningham scored with an assist from Andrew Kristy on the ensuing face-off for a fast-break goal at 7:41. Chris Button assisted Mike Schwab for another fast-break goal with only 0:41 remaining in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Fairport started the scoring with Timothy Book taking an outside shot during an extra-man opportunity (with an assist from Chris Button). Preston scored next for the Saints with an outside shot from in front of the cage, assisted by Jon Hemink. Hemink scored the first three goals for the Saints (all unassisted). With 4:18 remaining Stephen Danylyshyn scored from a feed by Cook during another man-up opportunity for the Red Raiders. The final goal of the game was scored by Preston, with a feed from attackman Ryan Yunker for Churchville-Chili.

Lehman led Fairport with 10 ground balls; Button (5), Kristy (3), Manilla (3) and Ted Knowles (3) also had ground balls for the Red Raiders. Yunker (4) and Preston (4) led for the Saints. Chris Reed had three takes and Cunningham had two takes for Fairport. Ben Swan, James Liveri, Alex Wezelis and Dan Fingland each had one take for Churchville-Chili.

Scoring for Fairport were Saylor (4g-4a), Manilla (4g-2a), Jones (3g-2a), Kristy (2a), Cook (1g-1a), Button (1g-1a), Lehmann (1g), Schwab (1g), Cunningham (1g), Danylyshyn (1g), Dancy (1a).

Scoring for Churchville-Chili were Hemink (3g-1a), Preston (2g) and Yunker (1a).


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Livonia 9 - Pal-Mac 3 

 --  Livonia defeated Pal-Mac tonight 9-3. Livonia won each of the first three quarters and tied 1-1 in the fourth quarter.

Matt Girolmo scored the first goal of the game at 7:46 to take the early 1-0 lead for the Bulldogs. The Red Raiders were quick to get on the scoreboard as well with Jeff Kier scoring at 4:59 to tie up the score. The Bulldogs added two more goals in the first to take the 3-1 lead into the first break. Ryan Smith scored unassisted followed by Mike Donals scoring with an assist from Girolmo.

Livonia scored the only goal in the second quarter when Jeff Wester fed Chris Bausch for the goal. The Bulldogs led 4-1 at the half. In the third quarter Pal-Mac struck first at 8:05 with Sean Nolan scoring his goal. With the score 4-2 and time winding down in the third quarter the Bulldogs scored four goal in the last 1:30 of the quarter. Wester scored with 1:30 remaining, followed quickly by Donals scoring back to back goals at 1:12 and 0:41. The second goal was assisted by Wester. With 0:15 remaining in the quarter Bausch added his second goal of the game. The score was 8-2 after the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter each team scored one goal. Greg Kier scored for Pal-Mac and Bausch added his final goal of the game with Wester adding another assist.

In the cage, both teams played a single goalie. Livonia's Justin Becker finished with 14 saves and 3 goals against. Tim Doyle, of Pal-Mac, finished with 18 saves and 9 goals against. Coach Brett Wood writes, "[we] CA-PYcapitalized on the EMO in the third quarter and went 4/4 and that was a key to our success." Coach Wood writes of Doyle, "[he] is a solid goalie and came up with a host of 1 on 1 saves point blank to keep the pressure on us to put the ball in the goal."

Scoring for Livonia were Wester (2g-3a), Donals (3g), Bausch (3g), Girolmo (2a) and Smith (1g).

Scoring for Pal-Mac were Nolan (1g), Jeff Kier (1g-1a) and Greg Kier (1g).


Canandaigua 15 - Penn Yan 5 

special  --  Given the long-standing rivalry between Canandaigua and Penn Yan, there was a good sized crowd at Evans Field to see what most expected to be an exciting, and perhaps close game. Although the Canandaigua fans were pleased with the 15-5 win, the game was neither close nor exciting. CA's depth of quality players was too much for the youngsters from Penn Yan to handle and although a few of player match ups were even, the majority were not.

The Mustangs started the scoring just a minute into the game when Adam Trombley found Cole Castle up field on a clear. Less than two minutes later The Braves scored the first of five in a row, when Devin Alves scored on a feed from Bryan Peck on a cut from the left side of the cage.Alves scored again with just over a minute left in the quarter on a back to front feed from Brain Scheetz. The Braves led at the end of the first quarter 2-1. CA-PY

It was Alves again at the top of the second quarter as the Braves scored three goals while holding the Mustangs scoreless. After a ball bounced off a defender on the crease a number of players ended up on the ground. When the ball popped out, Alves scooped it up and put in the net. Canandaigua maintained control of the ball for the majority of the quarter and took time off the clock with slow, methodical play set-ups. Will Johnson scored a man up goal at 9:23 when after cutting to the crease he received the ball from Scheetz. At 7:13 Marshall Johnson scored an unassisted goal on a drive from the top of the box. The Braves led at half time 5-1.

Penn Yan struggled with pressure from the Canandaigua rides and, in fact, had three goals scored against them as the result of failed clears. At one point, senior goalie Ethan Kamholtz ran the ball to his offensive end simply because no one broke open for his outlet pass.

The Mustangs came back with two goals to start the second half. Castle scored on a quick feed from Matt Osgood in the first minute of the third quarter taking the score to 5-2. Osgood scored an unassisted goal on an a-cut drive from behind the net to take the score to 5-3, but that was the end of the run as the Braves scored the next five goals, all within a three and a half minute period to take the score to 10-3 with 4:23 left.

Canandaigua also controlled the face off stats, winning 17 of 24 and giving the braves a significant amount of ball time as the result.

CA-PYPenn Yan closed out the third quarter with a goal by Nate Nichols, who received the ball after cutting to the crease and connecting with Osgood. The quarter ended twenty seconds later with CA up 10-4.

Two minutes into the fourth quarter Canandaigua scored three more, all within a forty-eight second period. Tanner Scharr started it off with quick cross-crease pass from Will Johnson. Brian Scheetz added an unassisted goals after intercepting a clearing pass and shooting on an open net from the top of the box and Alves added the third on a drive from behind the net. Adam Trombley scored the last goal for Penn Yan in man up with 4:36 remaining, but CA countered on the ensuing face off (Adam Knapton from Marshall Johnson), and then scored the final goal on the next face off when Brandon Thomson scored at 3:49.

In the final analysis, Canandaigua controlled the ball on both ends of the field. Their player depth allowed for more match ups and a number of mismatches, they used eleven different players on the offensive book and their pressure on rides frustrated Penn Yan.

Scoring for Canandaigua were Deven Alves (4g), Brian Scheetz (1g-3a), Bryan Peck (1a), Will Johnson (1g-1a), Marshall Johnson (1g-1a), Tom LaCrosse (2g), Brandon Thomson (2g), Tanner Scharr (3g), Collin Peck (1a) and Adam Knapton (1g).

Scoring for Penn Yan were Cole Castle (2g), Adam Trombley (1g-1a), Matt Osgood (1g-2a) and Nat Nichols (1g).



Brighton 19 - Greece Lightning 2 

 --  The Barons continued their winning ways, taking a 19-2 victory from the Greece Lighting and extending their record to 4-0.

brighton-arcBrighton jumped out to the early first quarter lead of 5-1. Sophomore attackman Brackett Bourne scored the first two goals of the game with senior Mark Henrichs adding both assists. Henrichs added a goal at 8:06 with the assist from sophomore CJ Wool. Sophomore Steven Cregan added a man up goal at 7:35 with the assist from Wool. Long stick midfielder Dan Pierce scored the final goal of the quarter at 0:29 with a third assist going to Henrichs. Joe Malovics scored the lone goal for Arcadia/Olympia.

The Barons increased the their lead in the second quarter to 7-1 when senior middie Evan Davis made the scorebook with consecutive unassisted goals at 11:36 and 7:41. Brighton tacked on five more goals to lead at the half, 12-1.

The Barons saw their lead increase in third quarter to 18-1. Sophomore middie Mike Asselin scored three consecutive goals to end the quarter. Steve Cregan added two assists. Sophomore middie Max Brauer played well and won 15/22 face offs adding to Brighton's ball time. Senior middie Bill Dolan scored the lone goal in the fourth for Brighton with an assist from Maliek Likely. Robert Kitchen added Arcadia/Olympia's second goal at 5:20 of the fourth.

Brighton had eight different goal scorers with five players having multiple goal games. Goalies Kyle Hohmann and Jordan Carey combined for 5 saves while sharing goaltending duties.brighton-arc

Scoring for Brighton were Mike Asselin (4g),Mark Henrichs (3g-6a), CJ Wool (3g-3a), Evan Davis (3g-1a), Brackett Bourne (3g), Steven Cregan (1g-2a), Bill Dolan (1g), Dan Pierce (1g) and Maliek Likely (1a).

Scoring for the Greece Lightning (Arc/Oly) were Joe Malovics (1g), Robert Kitchen (1g) and Emmi Lenz (1a).


Brockport 15 - Greece Thunder 3

 --  Brockport's junior class scored eight goals in their 15-3 win over Greece Athena/Odyssey. The Blue Devils advance to 2-1.

Scoring for Brockport were Trevor Hayward (4g-5a), Jake Burns (3g-3a), Ryan Pratt (3g-2a), Dylan Brown (2g), Pat Steves (1g), Joe Storms (1g), Cody Hill (1g) and Will Glynn (1a). In the cage, Dylan White and Chris Ioannone split time: White finished with 5 saves and 2 goals against and Ioannone finished with 1 goal against.

Scoring for Greece Thunder were Nate Wallenhorst (3a), Danny Vyverberg (2g) and Phil Bond (1g). In the cage, Zack Rudgers and Steve Cole split time: Rudgers finished with 9 saves and 11 goals against and Cole finished with 4 goals against.


Irondequoit 11 - Pittsford 3 

 --  In the brother vs brother game today Coach Craig Whipple defeated his brother Andrew as Irondequoit won every quarter and defeated Pittsford 11-3.

Irondequoit-PittsfordNick Doktor scored the opening goal of the game with an unassisted goal at 5:02. Doktor finished the game with 1 goal and 3 assists for the Eagles. The first quarter the game remained close with each team taking three shots on cage and Irondequoit's Tyler Nash coming up with three saves while Pittsford's Harry Goluses came up with two saves. Nash finished the game with 10 saves (76.9%), while Goluses finished with 6 saves.

In the second quarter Drew Coholan scored his first goal at 8:18. At 6:48 James Purpura scored his first goal for the Panthers. Purpura scored all three goals for Pittsford and all three were unassisted. The last three shots of the quarter for the Eagles were goals. Mike Utz, Greg Coholan and Drew Coholan each scored for Irondequoit. Purpura added his second with 1:26 remaining in the half. The score at halftime was 5-2.

Irondequoit's Erik Kleehammer scored the opening goal of the third quarter with an assist from Doktor. Purpura then added his third and final goal for the Panthers with 6:37 remaining.Irondequoit-Pittsford Irondequoit scored the final five goals of the game with two more in the third and three more in the fourth quarter. Each of the remaining goals were scored by a different Irondequoit player: Ian Brooks, Drew Coholan, Emmy Poccia, Greg Coholan and Kleehammer. John Padulo, Poccia and Doktor assisted on the final goals.

Pittsford dominated at the face-off with James Burke winning 14/17 for the Panthers. Additionally, the three that he lost were all on technical penalties.

Thomas Rodenhouse (4), Burke (3) and Tyler Aycook (3) led in ground balls for the Panthers. Burke also had two takes for Pittsford. Ian Brooks (2), Ryan Vella, John Mikel and Greg Coholan each had takes for Irondequoit.

Scoring for Irondequoit were Doktor (1g-3a), Drew Coholan (3g), Greg Coholan (2g-1a), Kleehammer (2g-1a), Poccia (1g-1a), Mike Utz (1g), Brooks (1g) and Padula (1a).

Scoring for Pittsford was Purpura (3g).


Hilton 15 - HFL 8 

 --  Hilton defeated HFL 15-8 this afternoon. The Cadets led 12-2 at halftime. In the cage, Ken Stiles played the majority of the game for Hilton and finished with 13 saves and 7 goals against. Jareth Wischmeyer played two minutes and finished with 1 save and 1 goal against. Jay Tallon played the entire game for the Cougars and finished with 18 saves and 15 goals against.

Both teams were evenly matched at the face-off with HFL's Jordan Gushue finishing 12/22 and Hilton's Jimmy Gaffney finishing 11/19.

Scoring for Hilton were Matt Fracassi (5g-2a), Steve Bernsten (2g-1a), Mike Crumlish (2g-1a), Jimmy Gaffney (3g-1a), Kyle Youngman (2g), Mike Barbone (1g).

Scoring for HFL were Bryan Gardner (3g), Tommy O'Leary (2g-2a), Jason Breau (1g-1a), Clai Kuhn (1g), Pat Jenkins (1g), Tyler Burgasser (1a) and Ryan Carpenter (1a).


Geneva 12 - Waterloo 1 

updated  --  Geneva outscored Waterloo 4-1 in the first quarter and then 8-0 in the final three quarters to defeat the Indians 12-1. The Panthers move to 1-1 after their one goal loss to Corning West in their season opener. In the cage, Zach Ramirez for Waterloo finished with 19 saves and 12 goals against.

Scoring for Geneva were Chris Tapscott (3g-1a), Mike Warner (3-1), Frank Triana (2-1), Patrick Roll (1-2), Billy Eddington (1g), Dan Pufnock (1g), Will Brennan (1g) and Tyler Travis (1a). Normal starting goalie Ross Dinan was at an All Star hockey game and was replaced by Billy Craft (5g/1ga) and junior varsity goalie, Phill Guard (1s).

Scoring for Waterloo was Jeff Wadhams (1g).


Midlakes 8 - Bloomfield-Honeoye 6 

updated  -- Bloomfield scored the first goal but Midlakes came back with two on their way to an 8-6 victory. After a 4-2 half the Eagles scored three more in the third and one in the last while holding the Bombdogs to two in each quarter. A two goal run in the fourth quarter by the Bombdogs made it exciting, but Midlakes gained positional of the ball for the remainder of the game. "We had some penalty trouble for a while, but Tucker (Jensen) kept us in the game with big saves," commented Coach Rich Doan.

Scoring for midlakes were Mike Newland (1a), Matt Barilla (1a), Ben Uveges (4g-1a), Tyler Brooks-Lambert (1a), Nick Judge (3g-1a) and Tom Cheney (1g). Tucker Jensen had 14s/6ga for Midlakes (3-0).

Scoring for Bloomfield-Honeoye were Zach Stevens (3g-1a), Sean Beaney (3a), Eamon D-Kane (1g), Ben Cratsley (1g) and Max Weber (1g). Jay Nichols had 12s/8ga for Bloomfield-Honeoye (0-2).




Thomas 15 - Rush-Henrietta 4 

 --  Thomas defeated RH 15-4 tonight. Thomas won the first three quarters and tied the fourth quarter 1-1. The Titans came out to an early 4-1 lead, which they extended to 10-3 at the half and 14-3 after three quarters.

R-H split time for their goalies with Matt Gladstone playing the first three quarters and Mark Wagner playing the fourth. Gladstone finished with 10 saves and 14 goals against and Wagner finished with 3 saves and 1 goal against for the Royal Comets. Thomas split time with three different goalies: O'Neil finished with 7 saves, Austin Fox finished with 5 saves and Solimano finished with 2 saves.

Scoring for Thomas were Nick Scalzo (2g), Jack Hinderland (2g), Brad Hutton (3g-1a), Billy Gurowski (3g), Kyle Rothfuss (2g-2a), Kenny Tomeno (2g), JT Hauck (1g-1a) and Pat Morrill (3a).

Scoring for RH were Joe Perkins (1g-1a), Chris Aycock (1g), Mark Mattiacio (1g), Tyler Badger (1g) and Jackson Sadowski (1a).


  James Lathrop